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    Austroid got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    If "Jim Eggman" throws back his head angrily screaming "HEDGEHOOOOOOOGGG!" at any point, I'll be happy lol

     
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    Austroid got a reaction from Dr Ryan in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    If "Jim Eggman" throws back his head angrily screaming "HEDGEHOOOOOOOGGG!" at any point, I'll be happy lol

     
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    Austroid reacted to LongcrierCat in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Okay okay. You make your point loud and clear. But for now, I'm just reanimating over the dude.
     
     
    Maybe you'd like this one better~
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    Austroid got a reaction from lbyrd2 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    I should've clarified that the exaggerated expressions were what gave off a Ren & Stimpy vibe for me. Particularly how he smiles after "meow?", when he's screaming, and after he faints. That's definitely not a style we'd ever see Sega roll with in modern stuff. 
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    Austroid reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Sonic Appears in OK K.O.! (Crossover Episode on August 4th)   
    Not really? 
    Knuckles is gullible, not dumb. There's a major distinction between those two personality traits, and it's one that SEGA has mixed up for years since the shift to a more comedic tone. 
    Case and point, Knuckles in S3&K and SA1/2 didn't display any qualities of "dumb", or hell, even in the former - didn't display any qualities of gullible. He'd never met Eggman before and had been so isolated for all of his life that it made sense why he believed Eggman hook line and sinker, especially since in that situation, Eggman was shot down onto the island and easily could've bullshitted a story about Sonic unjustly attacking him for the Chaos Emeralds.
    Throughout the rest of the game, Knuckles is constantly one step ahead of Sonic, throwing him through trap after trap, constantly playing the island against him, and acting far more like a trickster than anything else. If Knuckles being dumb was such a core element of his character, he sure as hell wouldn't be using the island, and it's various traps so much against Sonic instead of just running straight after him to get into a brawl. 
    Even in later games, when Knuckles did start getting more gullible (Adventure, and X in particular), the former didn't have the greatest story telling and likely just wanted to concoct a nonsense reason to get Knuckles engaged into the story, while the latter is portrayed as a paranoid nut who likes to shift blame onto Sonic whenever he could. Advance also had a really weird aspect that's still debated if Knuckles was helping Eggman, or if Knuckles was trapped inside an Eggman mech, but since it's a GBA game, it's never explained.
    Hell, Adventure shows off Knuckles' duty as guardian, and other personality traits much more than gullible or dumb. He smashes the master emerald in a quick moment of thinking to stop Eggman from abusing it's power, stopping both Eggman and Rouge from stealing it then and there, Adventure plays up a lot more of his serious side, while adding in different aspects of goofy (his borderline fear of ghosts), and even keeping in some aspects of him being dim-witted that didn't make him look out and out stupid (Sonic basically tricking him into getting the keys to Eggman's base by using Knuckles' ego to his advantage). 
    Knuckles being dumb is only a thing that really began becoming evident in recent years when let's face it - a ton of characters faced flanderisation and began getting written worse. Knuckles isn't the only victim, and I'd argue that both him and Tails were the ones affected most by the change. In the games, a lot of Knuckles' other personality traits have been erased to make way for him simply being stupid. Treasure Hunting isn't mentioned anymore, his duty as guardian is almost non-existent unless it's being used as a joke for how dumb Knuckles is for giving it away when in the past, he'd actually fiercely protect it, and until Mania and Forces, his appearances in the games was heavily limited to just sight gags, especially in Lost World. Boom especially - despite having tons of fun moments for Knuckles is possibly the most out of character and missing of the point depiction of him, and despite being a fun character in that series - is IMO about as in name only as you can get to his prior characterisation.
    This is also why you'll find Mania, Mania Adventures, Archie, and IDW getting a lot of praise. Because they still play around with the aspects of Knuckles being dim-witted or gullible without making him full on stupid, or removing the rest of his personality traits. Mania still depicts him as fiercely protective of his duty, and also a massive power-house, capable of one-shotting Super Metal Sonic in Mania Adventures, but it also portrays Knuckles not only as goofy, and careless, but it makes him super paranoid, which works well-enough with his previously defined traits. It stops him from being outright dumb, but just makes it so that he distrusts basically everything.
    Mega Drive also took a different approach. That still made him gullible, but it also added the fact that Knuckles is also super egotistical and too confident in his own abilities, which makes sense for why he clashes with Sonic personality wise, because of the fact Sonic himself is also quite egotistical. Knuckles also quickly joins up with Sonic in Mega Drive after everything is cleared up between them.
    Archie and IDW are probably the best examples because in both of those, Knuckles is portrayed as a combination of everything. He is portrayed correctly in the fact that he's not dumb, he's gullible. He is still a immensely powerful character who has a strong sense of duty, to the point he was willing to fight Shadow to a stand-still to stop Shadow and G.U.N from trying to hijack the Master Emerald for their own needs.
    A lot of his other traits are still shown, including mentions of him still being a treasure hunter, and his ego coming into play, especially when Sonic and Knuckles begin teasing each other. Knuckles even mentions in Issue 3 of IDW that after Eggman fell, the Resistance basically just became a bunch of busy-work that he's not good with, and he'd rather be leading the action. So it still shows that Knuckles still isn't smart, or interested in doing all of the busy work that requires rebuilding after Eggman's taking over the world, but he's still portrayed as having decent enough intelligence.
    As I said at the beginning, it's a fine line of working with it, there's different kinds of intelligence, there's different personality traits, etc. The worst depictions is usually when they ignore all of the other aspects of the character to just pretend he's just completely dumb, when that's only really been a thing that's happen in the last ten years, and even that's due to downright flanderisation, which affected other characters as well. 
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    Austroid reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Sonic Appears in OK K.O.! (Crossover Episode on August 4th)   
    I feel like I’m one of the few people who didn’t mind how Sonic was portrayed. He’s a bit of an egomaniac to begin with, sure, but him not being able to properly mentor KO made sense to me (Sonic in general has always just been a character that “does” things, let it be spindash, or even Chaos Control, it makes sense he can’t properly describe how he does it), and it let Tails have a mentor role which he never gets to do.
    But in the end, despite his ego, Sonic still acted as heroically as ever. The key difference to me is that he still backs up the stories told about him. He immediately tries to save KO when he’s robotised, still keeps the banter, and has a heart to heart with Tails to reassure him that no one can ever take away their friendship, and he’d never replace him. Sonic can be a jerk and still be likeable, that’s the point I see here at least. 
    The one thing I’d say I disliked was Knuckles. I loved seeing him get a mention, complete with his Mega Drive goofball art, but it stung when they made the comment that the master emerald wasn’t stolen, but rather Knuckles was tricked with a really dumb ploy. It’s the one major part of gross mischaracterisation in this IMO. 
    Like I get that Knuckles is gullible, but the dude also still abides by his duty and isn’t that stupid. The one key fact about Knuckles beyond being gullible is the fact he won’t willingly give up the Master Emerald. This is the same dude who’d rather shatter it into pieces and recollect it than let it fall into anyone’s hands. If he wasn’t gonna let Rouge have it for a jewel collection, he sure as shit wouldn’t be tricked into handing it over to some random stranger with a stupid story. 
    The references in the episode were all top notch though, the OVA ending recreation and especially the Sonic Says had me in stitches.
  7. Nice Smile
    Austroid got a reaction from BlueSky in Which Archie characters were good , and which were bad ?   
    I always thought Elias Acorn was a neat and likable character.

    Going from a conflicted prince who runs away from his responsibilities, marries and starts a family with a commoner, eventually his wife convinces him to return to Knothole where he stops Sally from marrying Antoine's evil doppelganger, and becomes the new king; often going out on the front lines with the Freedom Fighters. At least his arc made sense compared to his sister's, whom I'll never really get why she's such a fan favorite; she made Sonic's apparent death after #125 about HER for pete's sake...
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    Austroid reacted to MetalSkulkBane in Sonic Appears in OK K.O.! (Crossover Episode on August 4th)   
    You know, I'm so-so exited about this crossover, try no to over-hype it.
    With that said, there something incredibly satisfying about KO's reaction to Sonic. This pure excitement about Sonic, that isn't coming from his fandom or Sega.

    It's just...nice.
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    Austroid got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog in Sonic Appears in OK K.O.! (Crossover Episode on August 4th)   
    OK K.O. is such a great show!
    I rarely get interested in modern CN shows, but K.O. is a love letter to gamers, animation lovers, 90s kids, etc. Highly recommend for those who haven't watched it! 
    Also I was probably just hearing things, but Sonic's grunt after he lands reminded me of when you select Super Sonic in SA1. Could it be possible for Mr. Drummond to return even for this one ep?? Probably not, but stranger things have happened...
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    Austroid reacted to Polkadi~☆ in Sonic Appears in OK K.O.! (Crossover Episode on August 4th)   
    Ian Jones-Quartey is a biiiiig Sonic fan. He mourned the loss of Archie Sonic, follows a lot of people associated with Sonic, he worked on the opening to Sonic Mania, and this is not OK KO’s first reference to Sonic, and more. The OK KO crew have also said that they are all Sonic fans, so this is a dream come true for the show.
    You get evidence of all of that and more in just that clip. Like, the pure unadulterated love for Sonic shines through here. This isn’t some corporate crossover, but very clearly a labour of love that SEGA granted.
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    Austroid got a reaction from MainJP in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    I've been watching a lot of AoStH recently, and got me to realize that I actually like Tails as a character for once!

    Don't get me wrong I understand his importance in the franchise's history and all, but something about him in the post Adventure games (as well as most of Sonic X) just never clicked with me. I think that mostly has to do with the "kid-genius" trope that's really all modern Tails is about anymore. With AoStH (and SatAM for that matter) Tails is an eager, good-hearted kid who genuinely wants to be like his hero and do good for others; not gloat about "building a dishwasher with toothpicks" or whatever he said in Lost World. Also his AoStH voice is nothing short of adorable!
    But yeah, AoStH of all things reminded me that I could warm-up to a long-time character lol.
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    Austroid got a reaction from Cuz in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    I've been watching a lot of AoStH recently, and got me to realize that I actually like Tails as a character for once!

    Don't get me wrong I understand his importance in the franchise's history and all, but something about him in the post Adventure games (as well as most of Sonic X) just never clicked with me. I think that mostly has to do with the "kid-genius" trope that's really all modern Tails is about anymore. With AoStH (and SatAM for that matter) Tails is an eager, good-hearted kid who genuinely wants to be like his hero and do good for others; not gloat about "building a dishwasher with toothpicks" or whatever he said in Lost World. Also his AoStH voice is nothing short of adorable!
    But yeah, AoStH of all things reminded me that I could warm-up to a long-time character lol.
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    Austroid reacted to StaticMania in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
    It made more sense when Tails was just a tinker-er.
    Not a genius, just really good with mechanics.
    Oh nevermind, whenever the writers remember, he still is just an eager kid hero who only happens to be smart with machines.
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    Austroid got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Found this funny and wondered if anyone else noticed:

     
    He became that which he mocked! :O
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    Austroid got a reaction from DabigRG in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Found this funny and wondered if anyone else noticed:

     
    He became that which he mocked! :O
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    Austroid got a reaction from thumbs13 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Found this funny and wondered if anyone else noticed:

     
    He became that which he mocked! :O
  18. Chuckle
    Austroid got a reaction from DabigRG in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Seriously one of the most hilarious yet horrifying thumbnails I've ever seen on Youtube.

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    Austroid got a reaction from lbyrd2 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    It's weird that they didn't namedrop "Eggman" or "Robotnik" when they introduced Carrey; he just kind of shows up... kind of a lame reveal actually.
    It could've gone something like:
    "You're not suggesting who I think your suggesting..."
    "Yes... Dr. Eggman. (or Robotnik) He is the world's leading expert in technology. He has the resources to help us figure out what exactly we're dealing with."
    *cue Eggman reveal shot*
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    Austroid got a reaction from lbyrd2 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Seriously one of the most hilarious yet horrifying thumbnails I've ever seen on Youtube.

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    Austroid got a reaction from Legendary Emerald in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Seriously one of the most hilarious yet horrifying thumbnails I've ever seen on Youtube.

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    Austroid got a reaction from Gresh11990 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    It's weird that they didn't namedrop "Eggman" or "Robotnik" when they introduced Carrey; he just kind of shows up... kind of a lame reveal actually.
    It could've gone something like:
    "You're not suggesting who I think your suggesting..."
    "Yes... Dr. Eggman. (or Robotnik) He is the world's leading expert in technology. He has the resources to help us figure out what exactly we're dealing with."
    *cue Eggman reveal shot*
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    Austroid got a reaction from KHCast in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Seriously one of the most hilarious yet horrifying thumbnails I've ever seen on Youtube.

  24. My Emmerdoods
    Austroid got a reaction from Milo in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Seriously one of the most hilarious yet horrifying thumbnails I've ever seen on Youtube.

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    Austroid got a reaction from FFWF in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    It's weird that they didn't namedrop "Eggman" or "Robotnik" when they introduced Carrey; he just kind of shows up... kind of a lame reveal actually.
    It could've gone something like:
    "You're not suggesting who I think your suggesting..."
    "Yes... Dr. Eggman. (or Robotnik) He is the world's leading expert in technology. He has the resources to help us figure out what exactly we're dealing with."
    *cue Eggman reveal shot*
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